Welcome to the grounds of Dundurn. We're so glad that you could join us here in this incredibly rich and storied place. We're thrilled to offer three separate immersive experiences to the site. First, The Fairy Garden invites you into the magical living world of Dundurn's kitchen garden. Flipping through the Diary, based on verbatim text from the Diary of Sophia MacNab, returns us to the joys and hardships of life in the mid-19th Century, and finally, For the Love of Ghosts puts the listener into the role of 'ghost hunter' to capture and record the stories and histories of this place.
The three experiences are geo-located around the Castle grounds. Maps below pinpoint these locations, and our distance calculator will tell you how far away you are from each experience. Once inside the geo-located 'bubble', the audio should launch automatically.
If you're having difficulty launching the audio, you can also do so from the menu (in the top right corner) by selecting the experience you wish to view. Please ensure that you allow our site access to your phone's location for optimum performance
610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON L8R
Welcome to a world that few people have had the opportunity to explore: the North American fairy garden. According to statistics from the Ministry of the Environment, fairy gardens of this size and diversity are increasingly rare in Canada and on our continent.
Please step gently - and if you do happen to see a fairy... do not disturb them. Whenever you're ready, please press play.
Strathcona, Hamilton, ON L8R 3H1
'Dear Mamma told me to always keep such a diary, and if I keep it until I am twenty-one, I will have thirteen volumes. There will be so many stories and memories to flip through. I only hope that I may have the perseverance to continue it.'
--Sophia Macnab, Dundurn
Written by Robert Motum
Edited by Zach Parsons
Music by Alma Sarai
Performed by Aaron Jan, Trevor Copp, Nada Abusaleh, Alma Sarai, Zach Parsons
Created with the generous support of Dundurn Castle
AR Model: Mystic Tree by Alexandre KOURNWSKY [CC-BY] via Poly Pizza
AR Model: open book by Justin Randall [CC-BY] via Poly Pizza
AR Model: Satellite Dish by Kenney [CC0] via Poly Pizza
The three audio plays are best experienced 'on location' and from a mobile device with headphones.
Each one lasts approximately 10 minutes.
Please remember to be aware of your surroundings and that COVID-19 protocols are in place.
Please also feel free to fill out a Google Form Response with your feedback of PLAY THIS: HAMILTON
Tottering Biped Theatre is thankful for the generous support and funding from the Mainstreet Community Activator Program through the Canadian Urban Institute.